With Julian of Norwich as the background to this story, Lacy Finn Borgo has written a deeply moving story of a young girl, Julian losing her Mima. With gentleness and beauty, she weaves a story of compassion for the grief and loss experiences of children. This book gives language to kids processing loss and opens up conversations on the hard things of life that kids experience but often do not know how to express. The tangible image of the acorn is a powerful symbol of the deep love and care God has for us. I appreciate the author’s notes page at the back in which she offers some practical guidance and suggestions for reading this book with kids and having conversations of grief and loss.
The illustrations are captivating as well! This book is suitable for very young children through older elementary. Even adults will be deeply moved and invited into contemplation through the simple yet deep words of this story. I highly recommend this, particularly for anyone looking for resources to talk through and process grief and loss with kids.